ISA Commends Efforts on Illinois Agriculture Bills

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – August 15, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) supports legislation signed into law at Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair, Aug. 14. Most notably, a bill was signed into law that creates the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC), which will... Read more

Corn and Soybean Forecasts, What's Next?

The USDA's August Crop Production report confirmed prospects for small U.S. corn and soybean crops and the need for consumption of both crops to decline sharply in the year ahead. Prices will now begin to reflect expectations for any changes in the production forecasts and confirmation that the... Read more

Animal Agriculture is Economic Engine for Illinois

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – August 13, 2012 – What was for dinner last night? That chicken breast, hamburger, pork chop or ice cream strengthens the Illinois economy more than many realize. In fact, raising livestock and poultry and processing meat and dairy products all contribute vital goods, jobs and tax... Read more

ISA Unveils New Web-based Mapping Tool for Tracking Stateӳ Soybean Production

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – August 8, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) launched a new online resource for farmers this week. The Illinois SoyMap Tool Kit, which is funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff, enables Illinois soybean farmers to view and track the status of the state's soybean... Read more

Anticipating the Size of the 2012 Corn and Soybean Crops

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the USDA will release the first yield and production forecasts for the 2012 U.S. corn and soybean crops on August 10. The first forecasts of the season are always highly anticipated, but none more than this year as widespread drought conditions... Read more

ISA Elects 2012-13 Executive Committee, Fills District Director Positions

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – August 1, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) elected today its 2012-13 leadership and filled open district and at-large director positions. Bill Wykes, Yorkville, Ill., was elected to serve as chairman for the new year. Wykes was ISA vice chairman last year, and has... Read more

Illinois Soybean Checkoff Funds WIU Production Research Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Illinois Soybean Checkoff Funds WIU Production Research Projects BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – July 30, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) board of directors recently approved three soybean research projects to be conducted at the Western Illinois University (WIU)... Read more

ISA Joins Industry Partners to Help Farmers Understand Soybean Oil and Protein Levels

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – July 27, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), along with industry partners, ADM, Bunge North America and Cargill, will host three "What's in a Soybean? What's in it for You?" workshops next month. ISA and partners want to help soybean farmers around the state understand... Read more

Sustainability Leaders Address Evolving Soybean Marketplace at ISA Symposium

CHICAGO, ILL—July 24, 2012 —National sustainability leaders expressed the need for continuous improvement and sharing soybean farmers’ sustainability stories. This is needed for Illinois soybean farmers to remain competitive in a changing global marketplace during an Illinois Soybean Association (... Read more

Neil Sims: Growing more seafood for more people

Marine biologist Neil Anthony Sims, Co-CEO of Kampachi Farms, is working to produce sustainable seafood for a growing planet. Sims and his team used an Aquapod -- an unanchored fish pen tethered to a drifting boat that allows sashimi-grade Kampachi to be farmed in their natural environment up to 75... Read more